Stewart Town and Menzies Dam Conservation Plan

The Stewart Town and Menzies dam project is near completion. First up we had to put in two new gates to allow access for the work. Then the Stone work on the dam was stabilised and in some areas completely rebuilt. The entire Stewarts Cottage has been re-pointed with hydrolic lime mortar (mixed with some…

Fruitlands and Little Valley field trip.

1st and 2nd December. Finally we have another Field Trip organised! Various options have been thwarted but we now have a great couple of days available for those keen for one last gathering and adventure in the hills before the year is out. Thursday 1st Dec. 10:30am meet up at Speargrass Inn, Fruitlands. Tour by locals…

May newsletter 2015

I hope you’re all keeping warm and dry! Please click here to update your Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust membership. Membership goes from May – May so we are already in the membership period (May 2015- May 2016) See below for where your money get’s spent. Field trips: We had hoped to work in with DoC…

OGHT AGM and field weekend October 2014

2014 AGM AND FIELD WEEKEND REPORT Another successful Field weekend under our belts. Plenty of fun and frivolity between the blizzards on the Maniototo! Saturday morning was exciting with the blizzards coming through but the Ranfurly Hotel was a perfect location for our AGM. Only 20 members turned up (we’ll blame the weather) but a…

Duntroon and Moeraki Field Trip 9th and 10th May 2014

Another wonderful two days was had by the 25 who took part in our Duntroon and Moeraki field trip. Tea and coffee was on offer as we meet at the Vanished world centre and Neil Thorpe gave a very interesting talk about the geology of North Otago. We were soon filling up 4WD’s for a…

25th Anniversary celebration Extravaganza!

2nd of November 2013 do we have a day planned out for you! Starting 11am on Galloway Rd with the unveiling of signage at Galloway Dredge Buckets (our most recently completed project), Then on the Chatto Creek for the unveiling of signage and completed display of the Chatto Creek Dredge. We’ll have lunch at the…

Golden Point and Mareburn Reefs 7th and 8th December 2013

Golden Point and Mareburn Reefs 7th and 8th December 2013 Registration Form. Saturday 7th December meet at McRae’s mine for a tour of their operation. Lunch at the local pub then on to the Golden Point Stamper and see one of the few remaining operational Stampers in full noise! Then we head for Hyde with…

AGM now 20th July, Arrowtown 2013.

The Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust will be having it’s Annual General Meeting on the 20th July  in Arrowtown. 10am At the Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade rooms2 Hertford Street. Important – we will be looking to change our constitution, clause 24, that stipulates we must hold the AGM within 3 months of the end of the…

Chatto Creek Dredge in a new (final) resting place

And the signage is up! Thanks to Rex Johnson for researching the text for the signage and helping to erect along with Mike Floate, Ken Laraman and Terry Davis. The last parts of the old Chatto Creek Dredge were ‘delivered’ to the Chatto Creek Hotel thanks to the great efforts of Central Excavation and Johnny…

Tuapeka Mouth and Port Molyneux Field Weekend 27th April 2013

Our first official field weekend of the year will be on the 27th April to Tuapeka Mouth! For the Heritage connoisseurs  among you or even just for those looking for a fun weekend away with a group of enthusiasts… Tuapeka Mouth has some fascinating relics and wonderful stories – registration forms will be sent out…